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Stile Ranch Trail (South San Jose) 
Sunday, March 10, 2024 09:00am
 

Join Dee and Ken Himes for a 3 to 4-mile early spring wildflower hike to Stile Ranch, on the south side of Santa Teresa County Park, through serpentine grasslands and chaparral. This will be a great trip for those who are interested in plants and flowers that are endemic to the serpentine soil profile and seeps and also for those who are new to field trips and native plants.

On this hike we expect to see in bloom California plantain, California gilia, woodland shooting star, California buttercups, a variety of lomatiums and sanicles and maybe more, given the additional precipitation we had in February. We will also see leather oak and black salvias.

The hike will be moderate in intensity. We are starting earlier in the day to beat the heat as it gets pretty HOT, and there's no overhead shade until we get to the Fortini Trail. Bring extra water, snacks and a bag lunch; we also recommend wearing a wide brim hat and bringing walking stick(s).

This trip is limited to 20 people, due to narrow trails. No drop-ins please. To complete the required RSVP, please visit our Chapter’s Meetup page. Driving directions and parking tips are provided on the Meetup page.

Location Stile Ranch Trail (South San Jose)
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